Aceraceae

plural noun

Ac·​er·​a·​ce·​ae
ˌasəˈrāsēˌē
: a family of trees and shrubs (order Sapindales) having opposite leaves and small clustered flowers succeeded by fruits consisting of two united samaras compare maple
aceraceous
¦asə¦rāshəs
adjective

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Acer, type genus + -aceae

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Aceraceae was in 1829

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“Aceraceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aceraceae. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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